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Choosing Tap Filters and Water Softeners

Tap Filters and water softeners greatly improve the taste and quality of your water systems by preventing scaling inside your pipes and removing minerals such as magnesium or calcium in your water. The result is a product that provides a cleaner washing experience and healthier drinking water. Hard water that does not go through a filter or water softener makes it harder for soap to lather and creates a sticky sludgy build-up in your shower, dishes, sink, and other places water is utilised.

Tap filters by themselves reduce the chemicals and other unwanted elements in your hard water. Municipal water sources commonly have a build-up of these items since the goal is to strictly make the water safe and drinkable. Adding tap filters makes the water cleaner and purer and you can find our range of filters below, all of which come highly recommended and can greatly improve the quality of your tap water…

Good, clean water shouldn’t smell or emit an odor. If your water smells you may have become accustomed to it. Taste the difference between filtered and tap water by investing in a highly-rated bottle water. The difference in taste should be immediately noticeable. Adding tap filters to the equation makes your water cleaner, safer and more enjoyable to drink. Most tap filters contain a 3-stage process. A carbon filter that removes impurities and odors, a mechanical filter that traps sediment, and a mineral cartridge that adds flavour to the water. Tap filter lifespans will vary considerable depending on the hardness of the water being filtered.

Water Softeners

Water softeners work by replacing calcium, magnesium and other unwanted elements in the water with a less abrasive element like sodium. Small polystyrene beads are placed in the water softening tank and they work by creating an ion exchange that bonds negative ions found in calcium and magnesium to positively charged ions such as sodium. The end result provides softer water that lathers more easily and doesn’t live a sticky residue behind. If you have ever tried boiling a pot of tap water, you may notice a white film around the pan. Soft water reduces and in many cases completely eliminates this ring.

Softeners and Tap Filters

Using a water filter and a water softener is the best combination to prolong the life of your filter and improve your water quality. The water softener will help remove many of the unwanted elements that create scaling and the water filter kills bacteria and ensures that the water you drink is safe. By removing calcium and magnesium with a soft water softener and then running the water through a filter, you provide the water filter with a chance to run more efficiently and last longer. For those that can’t afford both options, sometimes just using a water softening device proves to be the simplest solution.

Types of Devices

Choosing an appropriate device for your needs is a personal decision that requires an honest evaluation of your needs. If you have a large family, then an under the counter RO system may not provide enough water to handle your families demands. Over the course of a week, chart the amount of water you use so that when you go looking for a filtering system, you will know ahead of time how many gallons per day you need. You don’t need to be exact, but do make sure you estimate on the high-end. The last thing you want to do is wait while your water filter is keeping up with the demands of your household.